The Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care is a patient-centric research hub for programs that focus on three main areas essential for alleviating suffering from pancreatic diseases: Earlier Detection, Advanced Therapy, and Patient Resilience. The heart of the program is a close collaboration among seven program leaders in a "center-without-walls" that connects clinical activities and laboratory research.

The Center is led by Co-Directors Brett C. Sheppard, M.D., who links his surgical care to the Center's research, and Rosalie C. Sears, Ph.D., who designs and oversees the laboratory science programs and collaborations. Jonathan Brody, Ph.D. joined BCCPC in 2020 as the Associate Director of Translational Research. Stellar OHSU researchers lead team projects that advance the search for early detection methods, move promising new stand-alone and combination therapies into clinical trials, and search for novel ways to enhance quality of life.

From this foundation, we continue to expand our network of collaborators, partners, and patients to enable us to make the leaps necessary to improve patient care.

Use the navigational bars above to find out more information about the Brenden-Colson Center activities or view a snapshot of the Brenden-Colson Center here.

Donate to the Brenden-Colson Center and help us find cures

Checks made out to the "OHSU Foundation" may be mailed to BCCPC at 2730 S Moody Ave, CL4RS, Portland, OR 97201.

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National Recognition

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OHSU and the Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care are designated National Pancreas Foundation Academic Centers of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer and Pancreatitis. Read about the Center's designation.

Brenden-Colson Center Creation

The Brenden-Colson Center was created thanks to a generous donation.  Read about the creation of the Center.

Physician Referrals

To make a referral to the Pancreatic Cancer High Risk Clinic call (503) 494-4373